Britain’s Prince William praises teachers
Britain’s Prince William has praised the work of teachers across the world.
The 33-year-old royal spoke to celebrate the successes of those nominated for the Varkey Foundation’s second annual Global Teacher Prize and praised them for “influencing, inspiring and shaping a young person’s life for the better”.
In a video for the organisation, he said: “Ladies and gentlemen, it gives me great pleasure to send this message to you on the occasion of the second annual Global Teacher Prize. I’ve been fortunate to have been taught by some of the best teachers in the world and I know what an incredible teacher can mean to a child.
“A good teacher holds the power to influence, inspire and shape a young person’s life for the better. They represent the key to real change in this world. That is why I am delighted to be part of this event that honours teachers everywhere.”
The royal also spoke of the importance of teachers in “recognising and supporting vulnerable and troubled children”.
He added: “Teachers are also uniquely placed to recognise and support vulnerable and troubled children in our society. Reaching young people early on and in their education provides them with the extra support they need and the best possible chance in life.
“This is an incredible responsibility and this is why the Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry has partnered with the Varkey Foundation on a range of programmes, which support teachers to help young people in some of the most disadvantaged communities in the United Kingdom.”